At a Glance
Having inverted nipples can make it appear as if you have a depression or hole where the nipple generally is.
Having inverted nipples can often negatively impact your body image, causing low self-esteem and confidence. It is a problem that can affect both women and men. It can even cause functional problems, including causing difficulties with breastfeeding.
Fortunately, this is something that can be remedied with inverted nipple correction.
Inverted nipple correction is an effective way to boost your self-esteem and confidence and make your nipples appear more aesthetically pleasing.
As this is a surgical procedure, there are chances that rare risks may occur. These include:
- Noticeable scars
- Asymmetry in nipple size
- Breast numbness
- Nipple sensitivity
The nipple may become inverted again, which will then require a second procedure.
All patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with inverted nipple correction.
We do not treat patients below the age of 18 years of age.
Healing is better if patients refrain from or quit smoking.
The inverted nipple correction procedure is performed purely for cosmetic purposes, to help improve your image and self-esteem.
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Inverted nipple correction aims to have nipples that protrude just above the areola. Our surgeons can also ensure you maintain nipple sensitivity and the ability to breastfeed.
Inverted nipple correction is considered a day surgery, so you will be able to return home as soon as the effects of the anaesthetic wear off.
The procedure involves gently pulling out the nipple. The fibres that are within the nipple are then spread out, which helps to ensure the nipple has an aesthetically pleasing appearance. The incision is then closed and has dressing applied.
The procedure is performed as a day case and you will be able to return home once the effects of the anaesthetic have worn off.
Compared to other surgical procedures on the breasts and nipples, inversion nipple correction is relatively simple. Therefore, you will have minimal recovery time.
You will have bruising, swelling and pain in your breasts following the surgery. This is a completely normal side effect. You will be able to take medication to alleviate pain if necessary. It may be necessary to take time off work to help with your recovery.
The stitches will be removed between one to two weeks after your procedure. You will need to avoid vigorous physical activity for the first three weeks.
Am I an ideal candidate for inverted nipple correction?An ideal candidate are both men and women who may have inverted nipples. Centre for Surgery does not offer this procedure to people who are under 18 years old.
What anaesthetic will be used?Inverted nipple correction will be performed under a local anaesthetic. This means you will be awake during the procedure, but will not feel any pain or discomfort.
What is my recovery period like?Recovery is relatively quick compared to other surgical procedures you can have on your breasts and nipples. You will notice bruising, swelling and may experience pain and discomfort after the procedure. You will need to avoid physical activity for around three weeks.
Will I have scars after the surgery?Any scarring will be more noticeable straight after the procedure, however, this will fade over time.
What are the complications associated with inverted nipple correction?Risks include bleeding, infection, noticeable scars or a mismatch in nipple size. In some cases, there may be breast numbness or loss of nipple sensitivity, which can last up to a year following surgery.
If the nipple becomes inverted again following surgery, you may need a second procedure.
Is the procedure painful?You will be given an anaesthetic before the procedure, so you will not be able to feel any pain or discomfort.
When can I start exercising again?You will have to avoid exercise and heavy lifting for at least three weeks.
When will the stitches be removed?If you did not have dissolvable stitches, they will be removed after one to two weeks.